Monday, October 29, 2007

Damn, What Was I Thinking?

Damn. I think it just hit me today: I work full time. I go to LAW SCHOOL 3/4 time. I'm raising a family. Am I nuts? This is a lot of work.

I know, I know. Most of you are probably saying something to yourself right now along the lines of...."Duh."

I apparently am incredibly slow. I usually do not really get that this is a lot. It is just life. Somehow, this semester I feel like I've had less time to process what I should be learning than ever. Realistically, I know this is not true. There has never been nearly enough time to process what I am learning. This semester is really no different. What is different is this is the most credits I have taken. I am taking 12 credits. Is 12 really any more work than 11 though? It's a tad more class time, but my life, it is still 4 classes. Same - same.

This semester, it will be fine, but I am looking forward into next semester, in which our Brave Hero fool-heartedly charges head first into another 12 credit load and a 10 hour a week internship, on top of the 32-hour per week job. WHAT? I've poured over the class schedules and there is just no good way out of it.

So, if you are looking for me next semester, you can find me in a "tranquil setting" with padded walls and no sharp objects. I'll be the one babbling something about the Bar Exam.


PT-LawMom said...

Holy crap, woman! And you have babies, too! I may just join you in that padded room. I think we need to create one in Second Life where all the MILS can gather when it gets too much. ;)

Monique said...

All I can say is WOW! What an inspiration, as a mother of 3 applying to law school part time and working full time I can certainly understand your anxiety.

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm sure you can handle it.

Shannon said...

I can't believe you're doing all that. You're amazing!

Dakota said...

Thanks all of you for the kind words. A classmate and I were talking last night, and he reconfirmed what I knew all along. Denial is the best coping mechanism. He knows if he slows down enough to think about all he has to do and how behind he is, it will freak him out. If he ignores it long enough, it goes away....generally by the end of the semester!
(I know the truth is, he does not ignore it, but sometimes even the false bravado is useful!)

patti_cake said...

Yep denial isn't just a river in Egypt *snort* I know, I know, lame joke alert!